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Read our 'Caring for cows' booklet which includes information on practical everyday practices on the farm to ensure good animal welfare.

Caring for our cows

The vision of the National Dairy Industry Animal Welfare Strategy is that every dairy animal is well cared for.

Over many years the Australia dairy industry has demonstrated an openness to change and a willingness to make improvements in on-farm practices.

Looking after all animals in our care is our responsibility and it is essential for a successful dairy farm.

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Caring for our cows booklet (PDF, 1.3MB)

Practical examples for the strategy are included in this 'Caring for our cows' booklet. To deliver safe, quality dairy products, dairy farmers must keep their animals in peak condition. Good husbandry practices are integral to the day-to-day care of our cows. To ensure the welfare of the herd, cows should be checked daily.Everyday practices on the farm, such as checking cows daily, help to ensure good animal welfare. This booklet demonstrates the industry'¬ôs commitment to ensuring every dairy animal is well cared for. 

Major Initiatives

Focus Farms

Dairy Australia has established a network of Focus Farms to support farmer decision making.


DairyBase is a web-based tool that enables dairy farmers to measure and compare their farm business performance over time.

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